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Cooperative Agreement: Outcome and Performance Measures for Community Corrections
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The National Institute of Corrections (NIC)  is seeking applications for funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The purpose of this solicitation is to develop a publication that will outline suggested outcome and performance measures and mission critical data for local and state community corrections operations. 

Goals and Objectives:

This competitive solicitation will fund the development of a document for the community corrections field containing clearly defined and easily calculable measures that can be used to gauge progress in 1) achieving mission and strategic goals, 2) improving fidelity to program design, service delivery and outcomes, and 3) enhancing the ability to illustrate community corrections’ value in an evidence –based criminal justice system.

Objectives:

1. Identify current performance and outcome measurements, data management
strategies and mission critical data utilized by the community corrections field for
inclusion in the Measuring for Results: Outcome and Performance Measures for the
Community Corrections Field.
2. Identify new performance and outcome measurements, data management strategies
and mission critical data for inclusion in the Measuring for Results: Outcome and
Performance Measures for the Community Corrections Field.

 

Deadline: Applications must be received before midnight (ET) on June 10, 2017. 

 

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Questions and Answers:

Question: 

"While reviewing the posting for the NIC FY 2017 Outcome and Performance Measures for Community Corrections cooperative agreement, NORC is hoping you could provide clarification for our interpretation of the language regarding the funding mechanism, in order to make sure that should NORC respond appropriate information is provided. On page 7 it states:

NIC expects to make one award for as much as $150,000 for a 12-month project period, beginning on July 25, 2017.

If the awardee demonstrates significant progress toward implementing project activities and achieving project goals, NIC may, in certain cases, provide supplemental funding for FY 2018 and FY 2019 to the awardee. With the supplemental funding, the project period can be extended up to two additional 12-month increments for an overall project period of 36 months. Important considerations in decisions regarding supplemental funding include, among other factors, the availability of funding, strategic priorities, assessment of the quality of the management of the award (for example, timeliness and quality of progress reports), and assessment of the progress of the work funded under the award.

Our request for clarification is regarding the total dollar amount and schedule allocated to this effort? Is the expectation that all work posed in the solicitation be completed within 12 months for $150,000 or is the total period of performance anticipated to be 36 months with a budget of $150,000 per year and the offeror should develop the project tasks in stages aligning with a 12 month funding cycle?

Any clarification you could provide would be very helpful in our decision process of whether to pursue this opportunity. Please let me know if you require any further clarification of our request"

Response: The project period is for 12 months with 1 award of $150,000.00, with an expectation that the work will be completed within the 12 month period.

Question: 

On page 11, under b. Goals.  It asks about the program’s intent to deliver “training and technical assistance.”  And under Program objectives it indicates that, “They should be clearly linked to the training and technical assistance strategy identified in the preceding section and measurable.”  It is unclear what training and technical assistance strategy this section refers to.  Can you provide any clarity?

Response: Please follow the program specific goals, objectives and deliverables noted on page 6 of the solicitation.




Posted Tue, Apr 11 2017 8:08 AM by Elizabeth

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